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Shocks terrify survivors of Nepal quake that killed 2,500

| | Apr 27 2015 - 12:05am | Comments

KATHMANDU, Nepal — Shell-shocked and sleeping in the streets, tens of thousands of Nepalis braced against terrifying aftershocks Sunday while digging for survivors of the massive earthquake that ripped across this Himalayan nation a day earlier, killing more than 2,500 people.

  • | Posted: Apr 8 2015 - 1:00am

    Civil rights groups led by the Rev. Al Sharpton plan to announce an ambitious advocacy agenda Wednesday aimed at flexing their political muscle in advance of the 2016 presidential campaign.

  • | Posted: Apr 8 2015 - 1:00am

    WASHINGTON — Iran could be able to obtain a nuclear weapon much more quickly after the first 13 years of the emerging nuclear deal, President Barack Obama acknowledged Tuesday. Yet he said that with no deal, the world would be even less equipped to stop it.

  • | Posted: Apr 7 2015 - 8:40pm

    A growing number of Americans are no longer getting health insurance directly from work as companies quit administering benefits, sending about 40 million people to shop for their own coverage by 2018, a new study estimates.

  • | Posted: Apr 7 2015 - 8:37pm

    NEW YORK — U.S. stocks fell Tuesday as an early advance fizzled in the last hour of trading.

  • | Posted: Apr 7 2015 - 6:06am

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will ask Americans to think of climate change as a threat not just to the environment, but also to their health.

  • | Posted: Apr 7 2015 - 1:00am

    NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenyan warplanes bombed militant camps in Somalia, officials said Monday, following a vow by President Uhuru Kenyatta to respond “in the fiercest way possible” to a massacre of college students by al-Shabab extremists.

  • | Posted: Apr 7 2015 - 1:00am

    HAVANA — American hopes of opening an embassy in Havana before presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro meet at a regional summit this week have been snarled in disputes about Cuba’s presence on the U.S. list of state sponsors of terror and U.S. diplomats’ freedom to travel and talk to ordinary Cubans without restriction, officials say.

  • Posted: Apr 7 2015 - 1:00am

    Virginia fraternity announces legal action against Rolling Stone

  • | Posted: Apr 7 2015 - 1:00am

    WASHINGTON — After months of anticipation, Hillary Rodham Clinton is expected to launch her presidential campaign sometime in the next two weeks with an initial focus on intimate events putting her in close contact with voters.

  • | Posted: Apr 7 2015 - 1:00am

    WARSAW, Poland — NATO aircraft scream across eastern European skies and American armored vehicles rumble near the border with Russia on a mission to reassure citizens that they’re safe from Russian aggression.

  • | Posted: Apr 7 2015 - 1:00am

    “Having a series of different and conflicting state and local GMO labeling mandates will increase grocery prices for consumers by hundreds of dollars per year. Grocery costs for a family could increase by an average of $500 per year under GMO labeling mandates, according to a Cornell University study.” — Coalition for Safe Affordable Food, news release on Web site, March 25, 2015

  • | Posted: Apr 7 2015 - 1:00am

    WASHINGTON — Facing deep skepticism on multiple fronts, President Barack Obama ramped up lobbying Monday for a framework nuclear deal with Iran, one of the toughest sells of his presidency. Yet critics from Jerusalem to Washingtn warned they won’t sit idly by while Obama and world leaders pursue a final accord that would leave much of Iran’s nuclear infrastructure intact.

  • | Posted: Apr 6 2015 - 8:55pm

    NEW YORK — Expectations that the Federal Reserve will be slow to raise interest rates following a weak jobs report last week helped send the stock market up on Monday. A jump in the price of crude oil set off a rally in energy stocks.

  • | Posted: Apr 6 2015 - 8:51pm

    SANAA, Yemen — Pitched fighting intensified Monday in Yemen’s second-largest city, Aden, leaving streets littered with bodies, as Shiite rebels and their allies waged their strongest push yet to seize control of the main bastion of supporters of their rival, the country’s embattled president.

  • | Posted: Apr 6 2015 - 8:48pm

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Six Greenpeace activists protesting Arctic offshore drilling on Monday boarded a drill rig as it was transported across the Pacific Ocean toward Seattle, where it will be staged for drilling on Shell leases in Alaska waters.